West End: Trimmingham in The Go-Between; The Producers original London cast; Phantom of the Opera; Snoopy! UK Regional Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady (NT/Cameron Mackintosh),Twelfth Night, By Jeeves, Don Giovanni, Over My Shoulder. Europe: Magaldi in Evita. US Tour: Captain Hook in Peter Pan 360. Film: Brideshead Revisited, Bright Young Things. Twitter: @carlilestephen Instagram: @carlile1
Is excited to rejoin The Broadway Company of The Lion King after traveling with The National Tour, during which time he had the honor of performing at The White House. NYC/Regional: Ataria, Cutman, G word, Miss Saigon, Songs For A New World, Godspell, A Chorus Line, Film and Television: “The Electric Company” (Leo Watson), “Last of The Ninth” (HBO Pilot), Made For Each Other, Expiration Date, Game Over. Always for Granny and Boogie. Twitter/Instagram @lsteventaylor
Tshidi toured Europe and Japan with M. Bongeni Ngema in the hit musical Sarafina. Other stage credits: Rafiki in the Broadway and Toronto productions of The Lion King, Daughter of Nebo by Hillary Bletcher, Mfowethu by Gibson Kente, The Stick by Aubrey Sekhabi. Honored to have performed with legendary artists such as Paul Simon, David Byrne, Hugh Masekela, Jabu Khanyile, Vusi Mahlasela. Album: Sisters of Joy. Thank you God.
Cameron rejoins the Broadway company having previously performed in the West End and 1st National Touring productions of The Lion King. Other West End: 2008 Royal Variety Performance (With the cast of The Lion King). Off-Broadway:The 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre), Accidentally, Like A Martyr (Other Side Productions), The Comedy Of Errors, King Lear, The Iliad-Book One (Aquila Theatre Company). Regional/Touring: Henry V, Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Art (Theatre Jacksonville, FL). The Tempest, The Wrath Of Achilles, King Lear, The Iliad-Book One, Oedipus (Aquila Touring). Film: Henry, The Dead Part Of You, Autechre. TV: “Falling Water”, “Person Of Interest”, “Basile”, “Deception”, “Pan-Am”, and the web-series “OM-City” (featured as part of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival N.O.W. series). omcityseries.com
Ben is pumped to be making his Broadway debut! Ben holds an MFA (Acting) from Rutgers University, where credits included Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, In the Sawtooths and more. His BFA (Acting/Musical Theatre) is from Abilene Christian University, where credits included Jane Eyre and Seussical. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Louie.” Endless thanks to God, his incomparable wife and the family.
Broadway: The Lion King. Off-Broadway: The Normal Heart, Shockheaded Peter, Bury the Dead, Room Service, The Vocal Lords. Regional: NSMT, Paper Mill, Geva, New Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse. Tours: The Buddy Holly Story, White Christmas. Film/TV: Putzel, Twelve Thirty, A Very Special Episode, “New Amsterdam,” “Forever,” “Smash,” “L&O,” “L&O: CI,” “Daily Pops,” “All My Children.” Directing: Trans Am (Keegan Theatre). Podcasts: Opening Weekend. Award-winning narrator of over 300 audio books. Love to Kate, Benjamin and Isabella! For Mom and Dad.
Brandon is humbled to make his Broadway debut! Proud native of Birmingham, AL. Alabama State University alumnus. Brandon is grateful to God, his wife, Denika and two daughters, Bréa and Briley. Without them, he has no purpose. Much love and thanks to his mom, sister, family, supporters and The Lion King family! In memoriam: Pastor Linda Whitt. Instagram @_bam.i.am_
Adrienne returns to The Lion King after playing Hattie in the Tony®-nominated revival of Kiss Me Kate at Studio 54. A native of Jonesboro, GA, Adrienne is a proud graduate of Spelman College. Favorite regional credits: Iphigenia in Aulis, Agamemnon, The Color Purple (Jeff nom), Sondheim on Sondheim and Porgy and Bess at the Opera Comique in Paris. Adrienne voices Peanut on the YouTube LGTBQ animated series McTucky Fried High. Many thanks to family, Austin and Dawn & Kieran at Gray Talent Group. IG: @asongisinmyheart
James Brown-Orleans originated the role of Banzai on The Lion King Gazelle Tour and is thrilled to be part of the Broadway company. James can be seen as Doc Motors in Disney’s The Princess Diaries. He is also the founder of Protected by Imagination Inc. “media to inspire.” Check out his website to find out more about his passion to empower.
A native of Montgomery, AL. Bonita is a proud graduate of Alabama State University and Brandeis University (MFA). She is overjoyed and grateful to be a part of this talented cast. Credits: NYC/ Regional: Mandela the Musical (staged reading), The Color Purple (workshop), Guys and Dolls, The Piano Lesson, The Old Settler and In the Blood. TV: “The Knick” (HBO). Bonita is a voiceover artist and can be heard on film, podcasts, commercials and animated series. Many Thanks to God, my family, Dr. Tommie (Tonea) Stewart, My husband Neil Caesar and our lovely children Nia and Noah.
Robb is overjoyed to return to The Lion King, having previously appeared in the 1st National, North American and Las Vegas companies. Broadway: Wicked (Boq), Shrek (Pinocchio). Off-Broadway: Happiness (Lincoln Center), Enter Laughing (cast recording), Disaster!, Zanna, Don’t! (cast recording), Johnny Guitar (cast recording). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, The MUNY, Music Theatre Wichita, Syracuse Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Bristol Riverside, ACT of CT, Ogunquit Playhouse. Other: Saturday Night Fever (1st National Tour). Robb holds a BFA from Syracuse University.
So excited to be making his Broadway debut! School of Rock, Tuacahn (Lawrence); lead singer of The Ermita Brothers band, featuring Vince’s three brothers. He’s 11 years old and a proud Filipino. Thank you to Disney Theatrical, Binder Casting, Leorah Habefield, DDO, Amelia Demayo and his amazing family. Mabuhay! @vince_ermita
A singer/dancer/actor/model who is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut. He is honored to be a part of the Pride and grateful to everyone who has helped along this journey. He thanks his Mom for her love and support that keeps him motivated.
Thrilled to make her Broadway debut in The Lion King. She is honored to be part of the reopening of Broadway. Special thanks to her family, ZURI, Badiene Magaziner, Amanda Barwick, Jocelyn Geronimo and her “SET Studios Family” in Jacksonville, FL for their love and tremendous support. @alaynamartus
Excited to make her Broadway debut in The Lion King! Performing since the age of six, she has appeared in several theatrical productions and commercials for Disney and Ram Trucks. Sydney thanks God and her parents and family for their love and support!
BFA-Boston Conservatory. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Broadway: Follies 2011 revival. Anything Goes 2011 revival. 1st Nat’l Tours: Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. NY credits: Show Boat (Carnegie Hall) On The Town (NYCity Center) TV: NBC’s “Smash!” twitter.com/LaAlexander_
Regional credits include: Disaster (starring Seth Rudetsky), All Shook Up, The Crucible. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and so grateful to have been on The Lion King tour!
Off-Broadway: This Ain’t No Disco (ATC), Spamilton (Swing/ Dance Captain). Regional: Pittsburgh CLO; Aida, South Pacific. Cameron thanks his “Wonder Woman” (mom) and everyone at The Mine. Go Blue! Ig: i.amandus
Regional premiere of Kander & Ebb’s Scottsboro Boys. THE LION KING Las Vegas. Nat’l tours: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. New York: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Godspell (workshop), Disney’s High School Musical 2, Respect (NYSAF); TV: CBS “My Broadway Debut.” University of Michigan.
India is excited to be making her Broadway debut! Graduate: Ailey/Fordham BFA. Experience: NBA Brooklyn Nets, Elisa Monte and Balance Dance Theatre. Television: ABC’s “GMA” and PIX 11 News. Film: The Other Woman (Dir. Nick Cassavettes). Much love and thanks to my family and friends.
Producer/Casting/Creative Director: Dreamgirls on Clubhouse, featured on CNN. Broadway/theatre: King Kong, The Lion King North American Tour, Cirque Du Soleil. Film: Passing. TV: “Smash” with Jennifer Hudson (NBC), “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC). Commercial: Gap, Stella Artois, Miracle-Gro, Disney’s Feel Alive. Follow: @LeroyChurch
Lindiwe Dlamini, an original cast member, has appeared in Sarafina! (Broadway and national tour). Performances: Radio City Music Hall, Pocahontas in Central Park, Grover Washington, “Arsenio,” “David Letterman,” “Jay Leno,” 1998 Tony Awards® and Essence Awards.
Zinhle was born in Durban South Africa. She has worked with many South African artists. In 2010 she won pop stars South Africa formed a group called Nne-vida. In 2013 she joined The Lion King UK tour. In 2016 she joined The Lion King London cast. In 2017 she performed with Elton John at the Evening Standard Awards.
Bongi Duma was born in Durban, South Africa. Credits: Africa Africa; Mighty Zulu Nation across England, Italy and Ireland. Composer: Generations (Drama Desk Nom.). Thanks to African heroes Ian Sotrey, Duma Ndlovu, Lebo M and my beautiful Mother. Original cast,The Lion King (Germany).
Angelica Edwards is making her Broadway debut. She has danced with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Kevin Iega Jeff/Deeply Rooted and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, and received her BFA from Ohio State University. She thanks God.
Broadway debut! Tours: The Lion King (1st national); Hello, Dolly! Off-B’way: Prelude to the First Day (Emerging Artists). Regional: Privates on Parade (Studio Theatre), Into the Woods (Signature Theatre), Over the River… (Totem Pole Playhouse). Thanks for coming and keeping me employed!
B’way: In the Heights (original cast). Off-B’way: In the Heights, Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project. Other credits: American Dance Machine 21, JMTW. To my family: I love you!
Daniel began dancing at the age of 9 at the Columbia City Jazz Dance School and Company from his hometown in Columbia, SC. His credits include the Broadway revival of Cats and Hamilton (Philip tour).
Broadway debut! Credits: A Chorus Line (Connie), Aida, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Companies: Deeply Rooted, River North (apprentice). TV: original cast member (Min) on “Barney and Friends.” Proud owner of Intrigue Dance. Love to family, friends and Dustin.
Originally from Bowie, MD, Daniel graduated from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program and performed extensively across the U.S. and abroad with the Ailey company for ten years. He has worked with Debbie Allen, Donald McKayle, Christopher L. Huggins and Camille A. Brown.
Born in the West Indies, Michael earned a Theatre degree from Penn State University. Broadway: The Lion King. International Tours: Hair. Regional: Once on This Island, Chess. Film and TV: “For the People.”
Broadway: Tarzan, Jumpers. National Tour: The Lion King. Off-Broadway: Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda. TV: “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City,” “Guiding Light,” “Hawaii Five-O.” Regional: The Wilma, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, Great Lakes Theatre Festival. BFA, Carnegie Mellon. Michael starred as Niko Bellic in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Love to my wife Angela and our little cubs Max and Eva.
Los Angeles, CA native, Broadway debut! BA: Fordham University. M.S.Ed.: University of Pennsylvania. 2008 Lorna Strassler Award. Glory to God. Thanks to my family and friends for your support. I love you Aaron, Jack Major, Action Major, Shine Major and Christmas. @firstcomeslovetcm
From Durban South Africa, Pearl performed in The Lion King Madrid (2016-2018). She also toured with the KZN Youth Choir (2012-2015) competing in Poland and Italy where she won best female soloist in the Florence International Choir Festival (2013).
Lisa Lewis began her career with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Credits: Radio City Rockettes (Asst. Dance Captain), West Side Story (La Scala Opera), Broadway Cares’ Nothing Like a Dame, Grammy®/Tony® Awards. Thanks to family and friends.
Born and raised in Durban, South Africa. Has a profound passion for music. Acclaimed for successfully producing a debut album sung in French, Zulu and Creole. Ideal: No level of satisfaction.
Cincinnati, OH native. Dance: Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, DCDC. Broadway: The Lion King, original cast of The Lion King Las Vegas. Regional: Oklahoma! (Dream Jud). TV: The Emmy Awards, “Dancing with the Stars.” Instagram/Twitter @Jaysinmc
Ray Mercer, an Omaha, NE, native, comes directly from The Lion King Cheetah tour. Danced with Deeply Rooted/Chicago and George Faison and has toured with Aretha Franklin. Thanks to family and friends for their love and support.
S’bu Ngema, from South Africa, Zululand, is very excited to join The Lion King on tour. Credits: The Lion King (Broadway), Sarafina with M’Bongeni Ngema, I Pintombi with Bertha Egnos. His performances are dedicated to his late mom, mother Sibongile and his 2 beautiful children Owami & Sangiwe. Love always.
Nhlanhla is an actor, voice over artist, song writer and singer with 10 years backing vocalist experience. He’s multilingual and performed on numerous international stages. 2013-2014 he was in The Lion King Brazil cast.
Nteliseng is honored to be making her Broadway debut and joins directly from the Hamburg company of The Lion King. Other credits include Miriam Makeba in The Journey (Zurich), Brenda Fassie in Memeba (Johannesburg) and I’m African (Welkom).
Credits: The Lion King (Gazelle and Cheetah companies), Aida (Aida), Rent (Mimi and Joanne cover), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Charlaine), The Wiz (Dorothy), Once on This Island (Andrea), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (national tour).
Broadway debut! Nat’l tour: The Lion King, Something Rotten! (Ensemble, u/s Bea) Regional Favorites: Ragtime (Actor’s Playhouse), Pirates of Penzance (freeFall Theatre). TV: “The Vampire Diaries”, “Red Band Society”. FSU grad. Endless gratitude to my family. Instagram: @kseckel
Thrilled to be part of The Lion King! Her past credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, and Pippin national tour. Much love to my family and friends. Instagram: @Houssosemon.
Overjoyed to be making his Broadway debut with The Lion King. Companies: The Lion King Las Vegas and North American tour (Gazelle), Washington Reflection Dance Company, National Ballet of San Domingo. I would like to thank my parents, family, and friends for their constant and overflowing prayers and support! Peace and Love!
Kellen is excited to be reunited with his Lion King Family. Credits: The Lion King (Broadway, Las Vegas, and National Tour), Franco Dragone’s Le Reve, and Cirque Du Soleil’s Viva Elvis. Mahalo to my family and friends for all the love and support!
Broadway/tour: Beautiful: Carole King Musical. Regional: Born For This (Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage), Grease (Serenbe Playhouse), iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (Eugene O’neil NMTC), Shrek (Springer Opera House). VO artist w/ Nickelodeon. Love to Mom and Dad, the team at DDO and amazing wife, Maggie. Instagram: @yungstiggy
From Belize, Central America, Jamie is excited and grateful to make his Broadway debut. Education: Belhaven University. Professional credits includes: Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Bruce Wood Dance.
Returning from her Broadway debut in The Lion King Broadway. Companies: The Lion King Las Vegas and Gazelle North American Tour, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Movie: Fox Films “Avatar.” Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Woodside High for the Performing Arts. Former Miss Black LA and Miss Suffolk. Thanks to my Heavenly Father and family.
Theatre credits: Movin’ Out (West End, U.S. national tour), The King and I (Eliza, U.S. national tour). Dance companies: Martha Graham Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Ballet Hispanico. Broadway debut: The Lion King.
Broadway debut! Native of Baltimore. Dance companies include Chicago’s Hubbard Street 2 and Dance Works (dir. Julie Nakagawa Bottcher). Original cast of The Lion King (Las Vegas). Thanks to God, family and friends for love and support.
Broadway: Frozen, In Transit, On the Town. Eight Encores! NYC Center Productions including: Paint Your Wagon, Cabin in the Sky, 1776, Brigadoon. Kennedy Center: Music Man. Tours/regional: Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, Little Shop, Big River Ragtime. For Nana and Mother. IG: @NicholasTheWard
Broadway Debut! Off B’way: Black Nativity Now! Tour: Disney On Classic (Tokyo). Regional: In the Heights, The Scottsboro Boys, Jelly’s Last Jam, A Streetcar Named Desire, Les Mis, Tarzan, Hairspray, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Concert: Hairspray with John Waters/BSO. Helen Hayes Award recipient. Gratitude to his Friends, Family and Agent Danny. For Gwen, Always. StephenScottWormley.com
Lighting Design: Old Globe Theatre: Old Wicked Songs, Private Eyes, Blues for an Alabama Sky; San Diego Opera: The Pearl Fishers, Lohengrin, Marriage of Figaro, La Cenerentola. Stage and production management: Tap Dogs, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever, Evita, Man of La Mancha.
B’way: Rent. Off-B’way: Oedipusat Palm Springs; The Immigrant; Hank Williams: Lost Highway; Love, Janis; Play Yourself; Homebody/Kabul. Tour: It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues. International tour: Biennale-Bonn, Germany; Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; deSingel Theatre, Antwerp. For Jack and Anna always.
National Tours: The Lion King (since 2004), Bring in ’da Noise…., Cinderella; Jekyll & Hyde; Annie 20th Anniversary Tour. Broadway: DamnYankees!, Arcadia, The Red Shoes, A Christmas Carol, Annie (ACM), Jekyll & Hyde (ACM), Off-Broadway: Cowgirls. Proud member of AEA & IATSE. Love to Molly & Rebecca.
B’way: The Color Purple, Curtains. Off-B’way: Five Course Love, The Immigrant , Eyewitness Blues, Golf the Musical, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Finder’s Fee, Right You Are. Tour: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Anything Goes. Regional: Studio Arena and Little Theatre on the Square.
Broadway: Once On This Island (Revival), An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, In The Heights, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Rent, Pacific Overtures, Jesus Christ Superstar (2000). Love you Tony!